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Expansion at OrthoLite Europa

Company has near total control over its supply chain and production.

3rd July 2024

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Almansa, Spain

Sports/​Outdoor, Clothing/​Footwear

OrthoLite, the specialist in branded, high-performance footwear insoles and components, is expanding its European hub, OrthoLite Europa (OEU), in Almansa, Spain.

An increased commitment in Europe furthers the global vertical integration strategy of the company, headquartered in Amherst, Massachusetts, and investment in its owned and operated facilities.

OrthoLite continues to bolster best-in-class manufacturing practices and consistencies throughout its manufacturing regions enabling it to assert near total control over its supply chain and production.

“Our commitment to investing in our global manufacturing footprint brings agility and reliability for OrthoLite’s brand and Tier One factory partners,” says Richard Bevan, VP of global operations for OrthoLite. “Our factory in Spain is a crucial hub for our EU-based partners. Our production demand continues to grow and  we continue to build excellence in capacity, customer service, advancing technologies and unmatched responsiveness as a strategic supply partner.”

The company will expand lean line production, add more automation and continually modernise the facility in Spain.

Since 2021, OrthoLite has quadrupled capacity for European Union footwear production in Almansa. The OEU  provides greater production capacity as well as artisan craftsmanship and specialisation in leather-based solutions. From Spain, OrthoLite can deliver to any point in Europe within two to four days.

Almansa is known as the shoemaking capital of Spain, with 400 years of history in the artistry and trade of footwear.

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